Debian and Zhone

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at
Mon Sep 1 15:16:13 CEST 2008

Fox Mulder wrote:
> I regulary upgrade my debian system every 1-2 days. In the last 2 days i
> got an update for zhone automatically installed which doesn't work anymore.
> Now when i start zhone the zhone screen appears as normal window within
> xfce like before. When i didn't do anything the screen gets dimed and
> short after that locked which works fine like before.
> But as soon as i try to click one of the four main applications like
> dialer or sms zhone freeze. I have to kill the window and after a new
> start it's the same and the /tmp/zhone.log file is empty.
> When i use "apt-cache show zhone" i see version "0-git20080809-4" but no
> date from when this package really is.
> With the last version before this update it works normally the few times
> i started it.
> Is there anything known to make problems with this new version?

Ok i found the problem. Maybe i should think a bit more about what i do. :)

I deactivated GSM within the panel app and it seems that zhone doesn't
really like this. I can also see messages in the log now.
After reboot (don't know why zhone doesn't work just after reactivation
of gsm) zhone works normal. I have no SIM card in my neo at the moment
so i think the log messages like "ERROR can't set antenna power and
register" and "ERROR can't get auth status" should be normal.

> And another thing is, if there are any alternatives for debian to use
> the phone functions with a bit more comfort like in 2008.9?
> Because zhone really isn't the kind of program which i wanted to use
> with my neo as daily phone, which is the state i want to reach in the
> near future. And dualboot between 2008.9 and debian isn't the best solution.

Just the question about any alternatives for zhone is still in the room. :)


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